• Asked how many others could take a low-and-away changeup from Chris Sale and line it out to left-center field the way Mike Trout did with his game-tying grand slam on Saturday night, Scioscia said: "A select group. You're talking about the [Miguel] Cabreras, the Trouts, the [Albert] Pujolses … Vladdy [Guerrero]. I saw the replay this morning and I was thinking, 'That was not a mistake.' That was a pretty good pitch; a really good pitch."
• Pujols started at designated hitter for the second time in three games on Sunday, and the 14th time in his 61 starts this season. Scioscia said Pujols is "feeling fine," and just wanted to put him at DH because the Angels' 12:35 p.m. PT start on Sunday afternoon came after a 7:05 start on Saturday night.
• Kole Calhoun sat on the bench against a lefty for the second straight day on Sunday, even though the left-handed hitter has a career .744 OPS against southpaws (compared to a .764 OPS against righties. Said Scioscia: "I don't think anything has changed about our confidence that Kole's going to hit left-handers, but I do feel we want to keep [right-handed-hitting] Collin Cowgill fresh for some at-bats and not have him sit for a long time."
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.